Perfect Tense

You know this, I imagine, but sometimes a reminder is very nice (that is what Sundays are for).

The perfect tense of verbs is used to describe an action that is complete.

Past perfect: “I had completed it.”

Present perfect: “I have completed it.”

Future perfect: “I will have completed it.”

There is a tension between these points, isn’t there . . .? Sometimes?

We have the past, the present, and the future all jossling for our moments. And then, at one of those points we wake up in the care of the creator who is I AM, or more accurately HE WHO CAUSES TO BE (YHWH).

He is beyond all of it all and with a flick of his finger—actually I believe it is as if he takes miniscule time and rubs it between his thumb and index finger—he casts the tension away. He uses his left hand too, as if to say that time is hardly worth his notice. He calls attention to our tension and tells us to turn the hands of our clocks whichever way the heck suits us because it matters not.

Timeless, HE IS.

And we in his image, are timeless too.

Not tense. No trace of fear.

Perfect.


“Perfect love casts out fear . . . ”

(1 John 4:18).